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Emperors And Gladiators

Author : Professor Thomas E J Wiedemann
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Of all aspects of Roman culture, the gladiatorial contests for which the Romans built their amphitheatres are at once the most fascinating and the most difficult for us to come to terms with. They have been seen variously as sacrifices to the gods or, at funerals, to the souls of the deceased; as a mechanism for introducing young Romans to the horrors of fighting; and as a direct substitute for warfare after the imposition of peace. In this original and authoritative study, Thomas Wiedemann argues that gladiators were part of the mythical struggle of order and civilisation against the forces of nature, barbarism and law breaking, representing the possibility of a return to new life from the point of death; that Christian Romans rejected gladiatorial games not on humanitarian grounds, but because they were a rival representation of a possible resurrection.

Emperors And Gladiators

Author : Thomas Wiedemann
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Of all aspects of Roman culture, the gladiatorial contests for which the Romans built their amphitheatres are at once the most fascinating and the most difficult for us to come to terms with. They have been seen variously as sacrifices to the gods or, at funerals, to the souls of the deceased; as a mechanism for introducing young Romans to the horrors of fighting; and as a direct substitute for warfare after the imposition of peace. In this original and authoritative study, Thomas Wiedemann argues that gladiators were part of the mythical struggle of order and civilisation against the forces of nature, barbarism and law breaking, representing the possibility of a return to new life from the point of death; that Christian Romans rejected gladiatorial games not on humanitarian grounds, but because they were a rival representation of a possible resurrection.

Emperors And Gladiators

Author : Thomas Wiedemann
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Of all aspects of Roman culture, the gladiatorial contests for which the Romans built their amphitheatres are at once the most fascinating and the most difficult for us to come to terms with. They have been seen variously as sacrifices to the gods or, at funerals, to the souls of the deceased; as a mechanism for introducing young Romans to the horrors of fighting; and as a direct substitute for warfare after the imposition of peace. In this original and authoritative study, Thomas Wiedemann argues that gladiators were part of the mythical struggle of order and civilisation against the forces of nature, barbarism and law breaking, representing the possibility of a return to new life from the point of death; that Christian Romans rejected gladiatorial games not on humanitarian grounds, but because they were a rival representation of a possible resurrection.

Emperors And Gladiators

Author : Anita Ganeri
ISBN : 0872266613
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the requirements, training, working conditions, duties, and rewards of various occupations common in ancient Rome.

Gladiators And Caesars

Author : Eckart Köhne
ISBN : 0520227980
Genre : Performing Arts
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Describes the events and games held in the amphitheaters, cicuses, and theaters in ancient Rome.

The Roman Gladiators

Author : Louise Park
ISBN : 0761444432
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"An introduction to the history and lifestyle of Roman gladiators"--Provided by publisher.

Gladiators

Author : Ben Hubbard
ISBN : 9781907795978
Genre : History
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Around 180 CE, in the lavish amphitheatres of the Roman Empire, trained gladiators entertained vast audiences by fighting to the death. Armed with a sword, a lance or a harpoon, the gladiator faced his opponent: a wild animal ready to strike, or a condemned criminal looking to save his own life. When the duel began, bloodthirsty spectators cheered, applauding every severed limb and spurt of blood. Ultimately, there could be only one outcome in the gladiatorial arena – one dead body, and one victorious champion. From the Samurai in Japan to Muhammad Ali in the boxing ring, Gladiators traces the evolution of one-to-one combat through the ages. Contents includes Emperors and Gladiators, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Who Were the Gladiators? The Colosseum, Spartacus Samurai : The Way of the Warrior, Wandering Swordsmen,The First Samurai, The Last Samurai Medieval Tournaments: A Day at the Melee, Bohort, Pas d’armes, The Jousts, Armour Duelling: The Duel of Honour, Sword Duels, Pistol Duels, Duellists and Duels Also includes Boxing, Gunmen and Fighter Pilots

Gladiators

Author : William Caper
ISBN : 9781429666022
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Profiles Roman Gladiators, including their everyday life, training, fighting methods, and societal role, as well as their decline and role in popular culture"--Provided by publisher.

Gladiators

Author : Michael Grant
ISBN : 1566199581
Genre : Gladiators
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The Lives Of The Roman Emperors And Their Associates

Author : J. Eugene Reed
ISBN : IOWA:31858028842064
Genre : Emperors
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